How Beautiful Upon the Mountains
Words & Music by F. Flaxington Harker
(Video Courtesy of Norman Raquel)
Sung by The Central UMC Chancel Choir
Jane Mahipus and Rina Clamor, Duet
Joy T. Nilo, Music Director
Although the we have no knowledge about F. Flaxington Harker at the moment, this composition of his is one of our favorites. The opening recitative was taken from the book of Baruch Chapter 5 verse 5. "Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high: and look about towards the east, and behold thy children gathered together from the rising to the setting sun, by the word of the Holy One rejoicing in the remembrance of God."